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Swiss-based chemical company Sika AG has announced its intention to acquire Belineco LLC, a manufacturer of polyurethane foam systems in Belarus. Read more

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) and Gasunie have agreed to supply green hydrogen to BioMCN for the production of renewable methanol from CO2. The companies say it marks the next step in the sustainability of processes in the industry Read more

The European Commission has received two conflicting open letters this week, essentially lobbying the bloc's legislature to change policies for the chemical industry. Read more

French company Afyren has received €60 million in funding to commercialise technology that, through utilising the natural actions of bacteria, can produce industrial chemicals from recycled plant waste instead of fossil fuels. Read more

Goudsmit Magnetics will introduce its new automatically cleanable 'Easy Clean' magnetic separator at the upcoming Powtech Exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. Read more

Airedale Chemical, manufacturer of specialist chemicals, has announced that the company has seen a sharp rise in output of one of its key products, in line with current trends in the food industry. Read more

Saudi-based chemical manufacturers SABIC announced a major milestone in a pioneering project to produce certified circular polymers, made from a feedstock from mixed plastic waste at their Geleen production site in The Netherlands. Read more

On Thursday, Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd. announced its intention to purchase cell and gene therapy product manufacturer apceth Biopharma for €75.5 million. Read more

Tokyo-based chemicals provider Kao Chemicals Europe, part of the Kao Group has extended their partnership with global chemical distributor Univar and will now distribute their products to two more European markets. Read more

Germany’s BASF and France-based B2B Cosmetics have formed an exclusive, long-term strategic partnership in the field of personalised personal care products, which includes a strategic investment into B2B Cosmetics by BASF. Read more

SABIC has announced, alongside its customers Unilever, Vinventions and Walki Group, it will be manufacturing certified circular polymers to be used by its customers for packaging solutions. Read more

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has opened a new headquarters and research centre to support its existing Indian operations. Read more

SABIC has acquired a majority stake in Black Diamond Structures (BDS), a nanotechnology company established in 2014. Read more

Chemicals giant INEOS has selected Antwerp, Belgium as the location for its largest cracker investment in 20 years, describing the move as a 'game-changer' for the chemical sector. Read more

Sika has agreed to acquire Arcon Membrane Srl, a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems in Romania. Read more

BASF is breaking new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling offers a method of reutilising plastic waste that is currently not recycled, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Read more

Germany’s BASF has revised its forecast for 2018 profits downwards. It now expects earnings before interest and tax before special items (EBIT) to fall by 15–20% compared to last year’s €7.6 billion. Read more

Three major process technology and equipment specialists, Futerro, Sulzer and TechnipFMC, have formed the PLAnet™ initiative to promote the production of sustainable plastics made of Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA). Read more

Three years after its takeover, SikaAxson has begun a new chapter in its history. The Business Unit has been renamed Sika Advanced Resins, furthering integrating the company within the group structure. Read more

French energy group Total and its Dutch partner Corbion have commenced production at their new bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. Read more

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